Spiced Chickpeas with Cauliflower and Roasted Lemon

Spiced Chickpeas with Cauliflower and Roasted Lemon

This recipe is adapted from the one on the New York Times website.


Kosher salt, as needed
Lemon, preferably Meyer, thinly sliced, seeded – 1/2
Cauliflower, bite-size pieces – 4 cups
Cherry tomatoes, halved – 3/4 cups
Jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
Extra-virgin olive oil – 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Tomato paste – 1/2 tsp
Sriracha – 1/4 tsp
Ground turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Ground cumin – 1/4 tsp
Ground coriander – 1/8 tsp
Chickpeas, drained and blotted dry – 8 oz
Baby or fingerling potatoes, quartered – 1/2 lb
Rosemary sprig
Plain whole-milk yogurt – 1/3 cup
Fresh mint, chopped – 1/8 cup
Fresh basil, chopped, 2 Tbl
Parsley, chopped – 2 Tbl
Garlic clove, grated or minced – 1/2
Fresh lemon juice, as needed


  1. Position racks in the top and bottom thirds of oven and heat to 425°.
  2. Bring a small pot of heavily salted water to a boil.
  3. Add lemon slices and simmer until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Drain, pat dry with a clean kitchen towel and cut slices into quarters.
  5. On a rimmed sheet pan, toss cauliflower, tomatoes and jalapeños with 2 Tbl oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  6. Fold in lemon slices.
  7. Place pan on bottom rack of oven and roast, tossing every 10 minutes, until well-browned, about 35 to 45 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, stir together 2 Tbl oil, cumin seeds, tomato paste, Tabasco, ground turmeric, cumin and coriander.
  9. On a separate rimmed sheet pan, toss together chickpeas, potatoes, spice-oil mixture and salt to taste.
  10. Top with rosemary sprigs.
  11. Roast on top rack until potatoes are golden, 30 to 40 minutes, tossing mixture halfway through.
  12. Remove pan and toss with more salt to taste.
  13. While everything is roasting, make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, dill, basil, parsley, garlic, 1/4 tsp salt and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  14. Taste and add more salt or lemon if needed.
  15. To serve, toss roasted chickpeas and potatoes with cauliflower mixture. Drizzle with more oil, yogurt sauce and herbs.

This Spiced Chickpeas with Cauliflower and Roasted Lemon recipe serves two.
Approximately 563 calories per serving.

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